24 May 2012

Have You Met Our Mickey Mouse?

Flying J has a selection of Ollie sized Disney plush toys.

I know this because every time we walked into their convenience stores, Ollie made a beeline to see them.

At a Flying J in Nebraska, Oliver J. and I were standing by the Mickey Mouse and Pooh Bear toys when a man walked up and asked if he liked Mickey.

"Oh yes," I said.

It's true. Ollie is infatuated with "Mitney Mouoose" or "Hot Dog" as he sometimes likes to refer to all things Mickey (from a song from the show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse).

The man then picked up one of the toys and carried it towards the front of the store.

Ollie immediately followed.

(This concerned me because it showed me just how little regard Ollie has for staying close to his mom when there are Mickey Mouses (Mice?) about.)

When I caught up to Oliver, Mickey (priced at $25) had been purchased and handed to Oliver.

We told the man "Thank you very much" and everyone went on their way.

Oliver was so excited to have a humongous Mickey Mouse friend, and Jesse and I were so amazed at the kindness of strangers.

Mickey sat next to Oliver for the remainder of the trip.


  1. O the tender mercies of our Heavenly Father! I heart this story very much!!

  2. Oh that is sooo cute!!! Oh little hot dog. haha Oliver is so freaking cute! Sounds like your trip was stressful but in the end I am glad you made it there safe!! Love you guys and miss you lots.

  3. Thank you Melinda. We have seen many tender mercies in the last little while and I'm sure there will be many more to come. And Miss Carly, I'm glad we are here safe as well. We love you back. Thanks for all of your help and support. Thank you both for your friendship and support.